Artists and Inspirations


Emiliano Ponzi
Based in Milan, Italy, Has his own unique style. Emiliano Ponzi is the holder of two gold medals society of Illustrators of America. He is widely respected for all over the world for his concepts and interpretations.


Emilliano Polonzi is my life time hero when it comes to illustration. His creations are not only beautiful in terms of style but also perfectly executed when talking “idea behind”, cultural content, metaphors and interpretations of everyday issues. He is my master of all.

Carson Ellis

Born in 1975 in Vancouver She was raised in suburban New York .Earned her degree BFA in Painting in 1998. These days she is happy to be an illustrator in Oregon, providing art for bestselling books. My favourite would be – Wildwood written by Colin Meloy
Ellis work is used by wide range of application starting from children’s book illustration, poster, t-shirt design to high range magazines like New Your times etc.

I adore her style for beautiful and elegant way of using decorative elements, colour and creating incredible sense of surroundings and atmosphere. I like to look at her composition techniques character design and their interaction one with another.

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers was born in Port Hedland, Western Australia in 1977 and bred in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish artist, designer, illustrator and writer. He is best known for his children's picture books although he is a great painter and it was when he came runner up in The Irish News amateur art competition in 1995, that he seriously considered painting as a direction to take his life. It was a good decision, as since then Oliver has travelled the globe extensively, exhibiting his work in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, London and many more places. He has had a number of adventures which he has collected into children's books, and his first, How to Catch a Star, was inspired by sitting on the end of a jetty in Sydney, looking at the stars. 

I love Jeffers work for its variety and adventures in subject matter. He is a perfect example of an artist who is capable of everything. I adore his paintings as much as children’s illustration and I am a huge fun of 
    his ability of storytelling and visualization methods. I like to examine his typography designs, layout  composition and image execution in general. When it comes to wisdom of fun creation Jeffers is a good man to follow.

Sara Fanelli

 Sara Fanelli was born in Florence 1969.  She completed her BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Art before going on to study for an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London. Sara is well known for her unique style and unconventional approaches to storytelling. She won many awords including Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Award twice. Her work is described as very contemporary and a bit controversial in terms of children’s book illustration. Her market is widely extended and covers editorial commissions from companies such as New York Times, the Times Educational Supplement, the Independent and many more.




I was introduced to Sara’s work long time ago and ever since then I cannot have enough of her unique style and inspiring creations. I am a big fun of collage and what she does with its application is simply magical. It seems like her images are multidimensional, full of energy, ready to explode. I like the way she use bright and eye catching colours, textures and randomness of composition in order to complement her surreal designs.

Stuart Kolakovic

Stuart was born in 1985 in the Midlands, UK. His work can be found in Nobrow publication and in assortments of different products. His images are widely desirable by many.


He is Illustrator with wonderful skills, great imagination and magical ways of storytelling. I found him very inspiring and I fell like we share the same interests and like to look at similar subjects. He is one of the biggest inspirations to my practice in illustration.

                                                                          Alex Westgate
Alex W. Westgate is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Printmaker, & Pony Rider that lives in Toronto, Ontario. He spends his days at his desk drawing, riding his horsed doing screen printing by hand


   Alex is young illustrator who stole my heart by his simplistic and colourful designs. I like his sweet approach of creating images. I found interesting the way he finds ways to promote and distribute his artwork. I simply like his style.

     Edition Biografiktion
BIOGRAFIKTION is a team of three fantastic illustrators  Ana Albero, Till Hafenbrak and Paul Paetzel, based in Berlin. As a relatively new collective, they are starting out by producing a series of fanzines, based around the true (and not so true) stories of figures in the public eye. They have been exhibiting their work around the world, visiting festivals and talking about their practice in several places.

I am a huge fan of Edition Biografiktion. I was introduced to their art at Angouleme Comic Festival in France. They also travelled all the way to Cheltenham Illustration Award to give inspiring talk to local artists. I adore their work for its balanced compositions and beautifully crafted characters. I love the fact that the most of their stories are taken from life. It feels extremely comfortable to look at the pieces and follow the story. I can easily lose myself in those beautiful screen prints.  I am the biggest fun forever.

Biorn Rune Lie
Bjørn Rune Lie is a Norwegian illustrator who now lives and works in Bristol, England. 
Since graduating from University College Falmouth in 2001, his images have appeared on milk cartons, magazine covers, text books and album covers across the globe. As well as doing commissions for a range of clients, he also finds time to do his own artwork and book projects. He has written and illustrated two award winning Norwegian children’s books and his third book “The Wolf’s Whistle”, published by Nobrow.
I felt in love with Bjorn work immediately when I saw his book.  “The Wolf`s Whistle” takes a proud place on my shelf and its one of my favourites.

Nobrow started in the winter of 2008 with the aim to provide an independent platform for graphic art, Illustration and art comics in the UK and abroad, to become a leading proponent of quality in book design and a standard bearer for original creative content in print publishing.


Independent publisher I would like to work for in the future. Nobrow represent everything I love about illustration, they appreciate handmade craft and unique approach to visualisation of subject matters.

Oldies, grand, grand stories

It was first to be seen in 1956 in Prague, when Miler wanted to create a children's cartoon about how flax is processed. He wanted a strong Disney-influence to the cartoon by choosing an animal for the leading role, and decided to pick a mole after stumbling over a molehill during a walk. The first episode of the cartoon was narrated, but Miler wanted the cartoon to be understood in every country of the world, so he decided to use his daughters as voice actors, reducing the speech to short non-figurative exclamations in order to express the mole's feelings and world perception. They also became the bottleneck of the creation process as they were the ones who got to see the whole film first, thus Miler was able to decide whether the message of the movie was able to get to children or not.
It took me a long time to realize it, but when I draw Krtek, I am drawing myself.
—Zdeněk Miler


Krecik (in polish) is my childhood hero, introduced to me by my grandparents who adored his character. We use to follow his adventures every evening before sleep. He is a charming and adorable creature I will always remember.

Fable of the Dragon,  “Wyprawa Profesora Gabki”

Fable of the Dragon ( fromWawel, Krarkow)- Polish short films directed by Miroslaw Kijowicz and scripted by John Rekosz .This fairy tale was produced in the year 1962 .Series of adventures journeys full of action and conspiracy. Truly entertaining and joyful stories of my early childhood.

Rumcajs - the title character in a series of novels by Václav Čtvrtka and Czechoslovakian children's animated series directed by Ladislav Čapka called Robber Rumcajs . The creator of the graphic image of the robber is a painter Radek Pilař . 
Rumcajs came from Jičín and was by trade a shoemaker , a robber was of vital necessity. He had a wife Hanka (in the original Czech Mank), and the son Cypiska, did not part with characteristic gun. All three lived in a cave in Rzaholeckim Forest. Rumcajs enemies you were Prince and Princess Lady; around this conflict was fought fairy story.


Rumcajs is just another examples of timeless animations form eastern European countries.

Peter& the Wolfe
Peter& the Wolfe by Sergei Prokofiev is a 30 minute stop motion animation from British director Suzie Templeton who worked in collaboration with Polish animation studio Se-ma-tor in Lodz. The film is a fabulous remake of famous story and music Prokofiev wrote in 1936. Each character is represented by a musical instrument accompaniment such as flute to represent bird and an oboe to represent a duck.


The film is remarkable piece with ability to effect deep emotions and senses. I found it very moving and beautiful in terms of story and craft of its creation. Strongly recommend.

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